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reggie. he had a book that got a lot of attention oh, back in the 50s, it was called the city is of night. has he done anything recently? >> he is still writing. he is still working and living in l.a. i cannot remember the last titles that he di .. book is city of night, which was published in the early 1960s, really important book. he later did, what we got to see, numbers, and he did a number called a sexual outlaw, which is kind of one of the influxes from my title, "eminent outlaws." it combines the title from the administration and the sexual outlaw by john reggie. the more recent work isn't as strong as his early work. >> christopher, christopher barm, are a lot of gay writer's political? >> guest: i think they are whether they want to be or not. they didn't know that they have no choice. some are more political than others. larry kramer is a case in point. some people say he is one, politics is more important to him in than good prose, but is very committed to politics. tony kushner, great american playwright, very politically committed. with these men being as political as they ar
into it in great length here, but about poverty in relation to place. our inner cities, app -- appalachia, colonial south texas, all of that because that's where we have the persistent poverty where we have the intergenerational poverty, and it -- i found it very interesting. i was down in north carolina the last three days in the blue place in north carolina. you have to be -- you want to be safe, you stay in duhram, capitol hill okay, raleigh sort of. i went through what i just went through with you, and, of course, it's crucially important, but when you're -- i mean, even here in washington, we know that places are really important about poverty. when we talk about ward seven and eight and what the issues were especially at eight, what issues were there, and what we have to do, social it's so muche complicated because we have to attack all things and deal with the people's choices about where they will live and deal with the question of looking at jobs as something in the regional economy, but it's also something that much more engages people locally around the country than these things that are
of congress in setting the agenda in our statehouses. they are setting the agenda in our city councils and their school boards as james put it before. is really better government spending too much on government employees hiring too many and paying them too much. this is how i got to the subject of government employee unions provide again exploring how these government employee unions lobby our government to increase spending on government employees which by the way increases their dues income and gives them more money to spend on politics. it is the cycle, this corrupt cycle of political spending, which benefits government employee unions far more than it benefits the government employees and it drives our nation into debt. and that is why i explored this topic and that is how this book came about. coming into this room, somebody said what is a shadowboss? i will take two minutes to explain that to you. and what does a shadowboss have to do with government employee unions? in our lives, our shadowbosses are the people that we really work for, the people who hold us accountable for the
they have, just to raise an issue that you might want to debate at some point here at city life bookstore, whether there might be an unfortunate connection string capitalism, the dominant system and a scale of warfare is mine pending at the same time. the europeans are terrified. they are tried to build a unity, a unified united states of europe in some ways modeling themselves in the united states. having had common currency for large parts of it, the year of an european commission and european parliaments and moving in that direction. they are now facing an extremely dangerous situation. one part of europe is doing very well. germany, france, northern europe. the rest of europe, particularly the southern areas, spain, italy, portugal, greece. ireland is not southern. hungry communist eastern. and others are in terrible shape, serious terrible shape. and because some folks don't pay attention to numbers, here's a chance for a statistic to help you. the professors in your essay cited at my university where he taught in esters at the university of athens, the major university in greece. th
you one example, and this is very embarrassing for me tonight. i am a city gentleman. i am a complete city gentleman. groceries come from the grocery store and whoever heard of a font? i represented oklahoma city, a big city. they read to my district the middle of oklahoma all the way up to the kansas line, half halfway across to arkansas and a big upside down letter l. here is what happened. for years, this is what is embarrassing. i said look at what they did for me. they didn't do it to me at all. you are supposed to know them and they are supposed to know you. i was a city guy representing wheat farmers and cattle ranchers and merchants and i could not articulate well enough what was of importance importance to them, not happen. by the way, in the next adjoining district, a pool guy was representing a part of the city. because it worked for party advantage. we allow for that to happen. there is is a way to get around that, too. there are other kinds of things that we can get into with questions about money. here's a story in "the new york times" was completely wrong in the headlin
in the city of detroit, so they have a huge impact the we don't always appreciate. >> explain how that matrix works. where do they start and how far do they go? >> one unique thing about the united states is that we don't have a central system in terms of the election. we have got over 4,000 difrent election systems and the of different rules and laws and people who administer them said there isn't like one puppet master like some grand conspiracy. we've got all these different systems and the people that are familiar with the most common example of this which would be gerrymandering where politicians draw districts that favor them. congress is about a 14 or 15% approval rating or maybe even lower than that. yet 85% of members of congress are safe because they have drawn their districts or state legislatures have drawn their districts so that those members are safe so that is the most blatant form but when we talk about the voter i.d. procedures and talk about the placement of the polling machines and a variety of other practices and regulations that shape the outcomes and policies and winner
focus opened the inner city. that's why the problem of poverty is worse in the inner city. that's where all the government programs focus their attention. and when people become he dependent on the state they become dependence and lose the ability to watch the surprises of enterprise. and we're seeing that in europe today and we're increasingly seeing it in the united states. thing is a pivotal moment and i think the u.s. can return to its entrepreneurial inspiration. >> so are you making a moral argument. you talk about altruism and the bitter rate and et or the wedlock. >> yeah. i think that -- moral foundation. capitalism is not based on dog eat dog competition. winners don't eat the losers. the weaponners conduct their experiments and expand knowledge that benefits everyone. and that's why capitalism isn't a zerosome game. it's a positive spiral gain for all. and that all of them opposes on the golden rule of jew day owe christian morality. it's at good fortunately of others is also your own. and it's just the image of capitalism is some vicious predatory system as the opposite of
which began in jamestown in williamsburg, ended in new york city andand included an impromptu visit to a supermarket in suburban sub maryland. ruth gave me an impromptu -- anu invaluable personal perspective on elizabeth's conduct as queen and her relationship with her husband, prince phillip.e one of my favorite descriptions was of a moment on the president's airplane when phillip was immersed in the sports section of the newspaperm and ignoring his wife's s questions as she wrote postcards to their children.w when she pressed him, he got flustered. it was so like what an ordinary wife would do do -- do when her husband wasn't paying attention to her. g what was happening when her husband wasn't paying attention to her, he said. he also noticed that elizabeth was very certain and comfortable in her role and very much in control. yet, once when ruth was waiting at the white house for her husband, ruth heard her roaring with laughter at one of the protocols. you didn't realize that she had that kind of a hearty laugh, booth said. the minute she rounded the corner, she straightened up
was wood row will sob in those days. the rest guys are bankers and they represented the din city of jpmorgan and the rockefeller dynasty. they had connections. they were connectioned to the roth childs in england. and max there. there was. he had connections to the brother max who was the head of the banks that banking consortium in germany and the nether land. we have a international group here, really. representing international people. and it was the e peed my of the bad bankers of the world theeps were quites. what happened is they knew that there was going to be a move to control banking. they knew that congress was going to pass some kind of haw to regulate banking. instead of being stupid and sitting back and saying i hope they don't too bad. they decided to take the lead. they said we'll write the bill and make sure it toast to our liking. that's what it is about. they tboant yessing l high land. nobody knew their going there. they had meeting with a great deal of sect sei. they denied that they went. but they actually drafted the federal reserve act on jekyll island in 1
moments in -- millennium very few will city-state's. the flicker out. even with democracy, they speak the same language, worship the same guns. same climate and culture. very small areas. all of world history, very democracy. democracy, half the planet. i like our chances. ask me, what changed, the hands above that to london 25 years ago, the hands of world history. at the time it was way better, more perfect. for the first time ever in the history of the planet an entire continent got to go and have they in their posterity would be covered, and there were lots of exclusions, but we would not exist, you know, has a democratic country in the democratic world but for that. fifth faugh people it's the hands of all modern history. the project is begun, launched a one not perfect. better than what we had before, but not at all as good as what we have now. i think a lot to talk a little bit about the process of getting better, but i'm not a cynic. i think that we, the people, to ordain and establish a pretty stunning what we actually did. the pick of and move forward in time. is not just th
. rao the city to the other radio in los angeles. like to point out that we're all graduates of the university of michigan law school. different years. larry is older than i am. and is a little bit younger, but the three of us all graduated from law school. now one of us has been invited back to campus to speak. go figure. three nationally syndicated talk show hosts with a lot of audience and none of us have been invited back. every five years i invited back to harvard to be the person that this town. that the chief of staff and director of the peace corps and communications director. duval patrick is the governor of massachusetts. grover norquist. it's like groundhog day every side -- every five years before us identify our class. we have the only two conservatives the gun and of harvard. the rest of us just throw things at us. it's always amusing commute the series is very good. come back in november bummer doing when it -- william henry harrison. it's a very short program. you don't want to miss that one. and such a presidential merit i visited his tomb. his tomb is in a s
/11. al-qaeda decided to attack the towers in new york city. they could have done it in the towers of tell aveef city. -- tel aviv state. they had the capability, and with all due respect to our intelligence and to our security systems, if al-qaeda had wanted to attack the towers in tel aviv, the israeli towers, they would have been able to do it. but they chose to attack here in the u.s., here in washington d.c. why? because they wanted to send a message, and for that matter, i hope that the united states of america and whoever will be elected will take a leadership decision and a moral decision. maybe it's not popular, but it will be a moral decision to stop the nuclear race in iran today. and i don't know how many of you have followed the wikileaks reports and what was written there, but something very interesting popped up on the report of wikileaks. when you go and you look at the writing of the arab leaders -- not israelis, not jewish, arab leaders in the middle east, they are afraid from iran becoming nuclear more than us. the people in saudi arabia, in egypt, in jordan. so if that
books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i said, well, that's what you try to do. and he said, no, no, no, you are one of our authors. i need to know right now, tonight, what your next book is going to be. i said this is, that's preposterous. he said, i need to know. now, he's one of these people who grinds on you, and you're at dipper alone no matter what would come up, he would bring the subject back to, oh, maybe you should do a book on that, what about this? he would just grind away. you may know people like this. [laughter] you may work for somebody like that. [laughter] even better, you may be married to somebody like that. [laughter] who just grinds away
. new york city lights have been turned on in times square. one by one the lights go off. traffic. somebody stops his car. cars behind start to beat. someone comes out and asks -- he tells what happened. the news circulates from car to car so traffic -- a push cart can live. a hot dog pedlar sitting on a curb on broadway and someone gets out and says is it true? yes. he is dead. on fifth avenue, shop windows, salespeople come out in one store after another. take the mannequins out and put a photograph of president kennedy there. the church bells start to chime over the city. on the plane, there are three compartments. the first compartment search the president's staff and kennedy's secretaries are sitting there sobbing. just there jacqueline kennedy is sitting next to her husband but in the center compartment lyndon johnson sitting in the president's share there is an error of great -- we know what he is planning because he is making a list on little note pads on air force one with the heading air force one and he writes on one of them one staff and leadership and has to have a me
. we will all remember the attack of 9/11. and to attack the towers of new york city, i can share with all due respect to our intelligence if al qaeda wanted to attack the towers but they chose to attack in the u.s. in washington d.c. to send a message. so for that i hope the united states whoever is elected will take a decision to stop the nuclear race today. something very interesting when you look at the arab leaders they are afraid from iran becoming nuclear so for that matter i think we would like to take action for the u.s. to sit idly by israel has to do it by itself. missiles fly in from iran, lebanon, and gaza would send hundreds of missiles but allowing iran to become nuclear to the option of fighting ourself, it is clear message of what to do with the redoubt the u.s. one of the main points of my book is the issue of the two-state solution. you must finish the conflict and it will be a palestinian state if obama adopted the approach to build up the palestinian state but in my book i prefer a new paradigm we have tried it for the last 20 years we tried with gaza and it d
in diameter. and while you wouldn't destroy all the cities if you have three or four of those going off in tel aviv, three or for those going off, you might have air bursts and also ground bursts. and you do that because you want the ground bursts to kick up, you know, countless thousands, or hundreds of thousands of tons of for you active material, which will be highly lethal in the immediate area of the most intense radioactivity released within the first couple of weeks. as you get further along, it's less dangerous but you could have very easily a few hundred thousand fatalities. and the country the size of israel, let's just put that into perspective of the united states. let's assume by the way that they leave jerusalem alone or that they think they have enough accuracy to midwest jerusalem, they will, and it doesn't get somewhere else. i might add if i were the palestinians i would be a little nervous. i don't know if i have enough faith in the iranian rockets fired by rockets that they might not land in the wrong place. but if you have that and you have, let's say 100 or 200,000 in eac
all over the city and get most of the people. one night i smelled horrible smell. but if you have never smelled human flesh rotting, it's not like roadkill, it's like horrible -- nauseating, it's like you just have to get away from it. when i smelled the smell, and i'm like, tomorrow we have to find out what that is and get rid of it -- the next morning, i come up on the roof, which is where we watch for our agents coming in and out, and protect them as they are coming in and leaving the safe house, and i didn't smell anything. and i thought, what is that? the next night i am up on the roof and i have the same smell again. and it's like, what is that? we put on our night vision goggles can we go down there and walk around the remainder of the courtyard, and we see this little boy sitting there where you see him on that bed. if you'll look, you will see the little walkway behind him. that is where i was walking when i found him. i saw the little boy playing their end what had happened was this young man was going to school, 12 years old and stepped on a landmine. on the playground.
night, sits outside citying, and saw a line of cars, you know, in the rural area, you see cars coming on the road, you wonder what's going on, but she actually went -- my mother in the bed to say there were a lot of cars coming down the road, and she said, oh, they probably -- named one of the nans, going to his house. i don't know why she thought that, but my sister saw the cross berning, and my -- burning, and my mother actually went out on the porch and said the light was so bright she could recognize some of the white men who were out there, but what happened was she told one of my sisters, because she was in the movement, she called a black man, and if they had not stopped some of the younger black men that night, you probably would have read about that incident because he was ready to kill some of them. [applause] they actually allowed them to leave. they -- you know, they had rounded white men and allowed them to leave, and then suddenly the gater shows up with the bureau of investigation people all aware, and nothing happened as a result of her identifying some of the people,
was from a wealthy part of the city. heard tire was sending a message. >> what are the other key differences women face other than men? >> there are so many. [laughter] the fact a woman needs credentials of the highest caliber where a man who just comes on to the national scene perhaps just elected senator can be seen as presidential where she needs to be a governor. with keys to the governor's mansion it is not acceptable for women to just the elected from a senate decision. she would need more than bad. that is the highest level to accept a thinner resume from the male candidate. >> and mail candidate could apply eight then the foreign policy. but we interviewed most of the women in the book. on the senate of foreign relations committee. but standing next to the generals and elizabeth dole said it almost wrecked my car after the iowa straw poll when elizabeth did well. they had around to it -- roundtable the next morning to talk about her surprising strong finish but she was there a lot with her husband was there. she has no commander-in-chief background. what has she done? i a
want to address that in the constitution. you mentioned cities that are very interesting. texas is six times as large as the entire united states population. we in austin especially are familiar with the tyranny of the centralized government in austin itself called the state government that often seems determined to deprive the city of austin of autonomy over matters that we hold near and dear. to the extent that federalism does stand for principle of decision making at seven national levels and allowing people to participate in decisions that affect your lives , than any modern constitutional convention weather at the state or national level would have to address this what kinds of protected attali to you want for states and what not. these are all wonderful subjects for convention or for any sort of natiol conversation that we are not having. >> my question is based on a lot of the things you said. i wonder what your take is on who would support the kind of things the you're talking about given the fact that you have kind of a lot of people clamoring for change with the occupy moveme
the interest of the dirt farmers with the immigrants and the factory workers in the city. and so he ran for congress once and was defeated. he was offered the nomination for mayor of chicago and turned it down and was offered the nomination for governor of illinois entered the town. in 1904 when william randolph hearst ran for president, darrow tried to do what william jennings bryan had done, which is seize the presidential nomination with a single speech. he was supposed to nominate first for the presidency. he wrote this amazing speech. he gave it as -- at midnight one night at the democratic national convention. all the reporters just loved it. it did move the gallery bill wait -- it did not move the gallery the way that bryant had, the magic just was not there. the goal democrats, the wall street democrats to come back and seize the party and controlled the floor. so it was a trick that darrow tried. he could not pull it off. it was one of the reasons why he hated bryan ellis life. he thought that he was a smarter and better populace that brian that brian got all this unjustified r
the city skyline portrait before the towers went up and white boards to plan 900 students schedules after the system principal tried to do it on a computer and a sign that said sometimes you have to take a leap and build your wings on the way down. the law bistro the case look-alike time capsule. newer winners flashing signs of cash. raiders have knowledge but one week ago with the superintendent anabel garza to a good guidance counselor side. what to we need to make this presentable? money. anabel garza went to a trip to ikea and went to pick up trash thinking the of the principles are not doing this right now. [laughter] acid did not have their younger sisters moving yen to take care of her daughter most night she was out talking to missionaries to have a school improvements facilitator in making mental list of who was missing books, desks and who was just missing. what is the drama? can i give you the short version the assistant principal asked concerning as science teachers largess. somebody suggested confiscating all the furniture from the site and swing. learning happens in many dif
, she had managed to hang little more than an outdated portrait of the city skyline taken before all the new condo towers went up, a whiteboard in used to be planning 900 student schedules and a sign that said "sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wigs on the way down -- your wings on the way down." there hadn't been much time to decorate. the lobby's trophy case looks like a time capsule. a sign written with a felt marker proclaimed "raiders raid knowledge." a week ago with the superintendent's visit looming, anna belle had finally taken one of the guidance counselors aside and asked, what do we need to make this presentable? money. so anna belle went killing in her purse to pay for a trip to ikea and then walked across the courtyard picking up trash muttering, the other principals are not doing this right now. they also didn't have their younger sisters in to take care of their 10-year-old daughter, but anna belle did. most nights she was negotiating with missionaries to open a social services center on campus trying to fill a job called school improvement facili
poet, mark dougherty, very politically active, a san francisco writer who wrote tales of the city. these are the living writers that i write about. >> are we post the writers yet? >> good question. not quite yet. i think people would like it to be. it is still a subject that makes most readers uncomfortable. all of these gay characters. but people are still uncomfortable about it in books. i'm not sure why. maybe it's a book that's literally in her face. it is a little too unnerving. where it is easier where someone is on the stage or on tv. so it hasn't quite, we are not completely assimilated but maybe that's a good thing. it's good to be a little different to mix things up. and we are still mixing things up. so we still have the writers and we have african american writers, we still have women authors. which is a good thing. people have to acknowledge that even though it is an african-american writer, anybody can read them. they are telling stories that should interest anyone. they need to escape the idea of leaders that only gays would want to read about days or only african-a
city boroughs on the supreme court. justice sotomayor, and justice scalia from queens, justice ginsburg and justice kegan. staten island is not but you never know when there might be vacancies and we might address that gap. there are six product of harvard law school and three products at yale on the supreme court. there are apparently no other law schools in the united states besides those two. it is a bizarre and unfortunate fact i think actually. but those are i hope interesting facts about the supreme court. but frankly i don't think that they are very important. here is an important fact about the supreme court. there are five republicans and four democrats. i will speak for somewhat longer. but this is basically all you need to know. if there is a takeaway i've gotten to the point earlier there are five republicans and four democrats and that tells you much of what you need to know. it is true the justices where the roads because they are supposed to look alike and it's supposed to give the perception that they are all pretty much the same. but just as the united states congress i
for the first time, first time in history. but our representatives of four new york city boroughs on the supreme court. there is justice sotomayor from the bronx, justice scalia from queens, justice ginsburg from brooklyn, and justin kagan from manhattan. tragically staten island is unrepresented on the supreme court. but you never know when to might be vacancies and we might address that. there are six products of harvard law school in three parts of yale law school on the supreme court for corporately no other law schools in the united states. [laughter] besides those two. it is a bizarre and unfortunate fact i think. but those are help interesting facts about the supreme court. but, frankly, i don't think they're very important. here's an important fact about the supreme court. there are five republicans and four democrats. i will speak for somewhat longer, but this is basically all you need to know. [laughter] if there's a take away here, i've gotten to the point early. there are five republicans and four democrats, and that really tells you much of what you need to know. and it is true that
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